Best Hotel - 2008
Four Seasons St. Louis
After an hour at the Four Seasons St. Louis, you wonder if the well-manicured staff somehow has mistaken you for a much more prominent guest staying in the $245-to-$3,000-per-night, 200-room hotel. With every turn your presence conjures smiles, greetings, opened doors. Even the valet thinks you're a somebody. And once you hit the eighth-floor terrace, you are. Sunlight glistens like a spilled pot of gold across the 58-foot pool as high rollers intermingle with the affluent and beautiful. It's a scene stolen right out of HBO's Entourage. Sit back on a cozy, cabana-like couch and enjoy the ride. Let the opulence continue in the 12,000-square-foot, seventh-floor spa. One Balinese massage ($150) and a green tea wasabi facial ($140) later, you're snuggled in an airy white robe ready to doze off on the most sought-after mattress adored by A-listers like Oprah Winfrey and Julia Roberts. There's no doubt: You'll be hitting that snooze button tomorrow!